Update : During the first few days, we saw orders of the A321XLR from Qantas, Jetstar, Aer Lingus, Iberia, Frontier, JetSMART and Wizz Air.
The recently announced A321XLR simply continues to receive orders. This airplane will be launched in 2023 and will be the longest single-row plane in the world with a range of 5,400 miles.
This gives him a 15% larger range of A321LR, which has already been popular among airlines. In addition, the plane has a 30% less fuel burning than comparable aircraft in the past, referring to Boeing 757. The Qantas (which includes Qantas and Jetstar) just announced its intentions to acquire 36 Airbus A321XLRs, starting in 2024 .
This is not a completely new order. The Qantas Group has already ordered 26 A321
Qantas notes that their order gives them great flexibility to adjust their schedule of delivery depending on market conditions, so I do not necessarily expect all 36 aircraft to be delivered within a few years from 2024 .
Qantas has not yet decided how to split the aircraft between Qantas and Jetstar. Qantas is usually a truly conservative airline, so I expect Qantas will not get more than half (even if it's aggressive).
Qantas Group Executive Director Alan Joyce says the following: For the aircraft:
"We already know that the A320 is a great aircraft and this new variant can fly more efficiently and more efficiently than any other jet on the market. It can fly on routes like Cairns-Tokyo or Melbourne-Singapore, which existing narrow bodies can not, and that changes the economy of many potential roads in Asia to make them not only physically possible but also financially attractive. We'll make a decision closer to where parts of the band will use these planes, but there is great potential for Qantas and Jetstar. We will also look at whether they are used to replace older aircraft or whether they are used for growth, which will depend on what is happening on the market.
This aircraft seems to have a huge potential for Qantas. Currently, the smallest Qantas aircraft length is the A330 and it's just too much capacity for many routes to Asia.
It seems clear that the main focus here will be Asia, so this plane can be used in several different ways: 19659013] It can be used to expand from Sydney and Melbourne to markets in Asia that are not currently being served. in Asia (Cairns and Perth, for example)
Just to give you an idea of the possibilities, here's the rough range of the A321XLR from Sydney:
of A321XLR from Perth:
The A321XLR is a game changer (and not somehow Kenya Airways), and it is quite amazing to see the speed at which airlines enter the aircraft, hoping to be Qantas in particular, which can benefit greatly from this plane. They can fly almost anywhere in Asia with the A321XLR. There are so many markets where the economy does not work for the A330, but where A321XLR can make sense.
What do you do with Qantas' A321XLR?